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C.S. Lewis
Nov 29, 1898 - Nov 22, 1963
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Nationlity: British nationals

C.S. Lewis

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English literary scholar


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"Mortal lovers must not try to remain at the first step; for lasting passion is the dream of a harlot and from it we wake in despair." 4.8 avg (12 votes)
"Mortal lovers must not try to remain at the first step; for lasting passion is the dream of a harlot and from it we wake in despair." Love 3.7 avg (15 votes)
"Morality, like numinous awe, is a jump; in it, man goes beyond anything that can be 'given' in the facts of experience." Morality 4.5 avg (4 votes)
"Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see." Theology 4.8 avg (8 votes)
"Man's conquest of Nature turns out, in the moment of its consummation, to be Nature's conquest of Man." Science 4.7 avg (6 votes)
"Many things--such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly--are done worst when we try hardest to do them." Miscellaneous 4.6 avg (9 votes)
"Love, while always forgiving of imperfections and mistakes, can never cease to will their removal." Love, Theology 4.3 avg (16 votes)
"Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained." Love 4.9 avg (30 votes)
"Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable." Love 4.9 avg (98 votes)
"It was when I was happiest that I longed most...The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing...to find the place where all the beauty came from." Beauty, Happiness 4.8 avg (19 votes)
"It still remains true that no justification of virtue will enable a man to be virtuous." Virtue 4.7 avg (3 votes)
"It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad." Theology 4.4 avg (9 votes)
"It is only our bad temper that we put down to being tired or worried or hungry; we put our good temper down to ourselves." Virtue 4.0 avg (2 votes)
"It is in their 'good' characters that novelists make, unawares, the most shocking self-revelations." Writing 4.7 avg (7 votes)
"It is hard to have patience with people who say 'There is no death' or 'Death doesn't matter.'' There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn't matter." Life & Death 4.5 avg (8 votes)
"In any fairly large and talkative community such as a university there is always the danger that those who think alike should gravitate together where they will henceforth encounter opposition only in the emasculated form of rumour that the outsiders say thus and thus. The absent are easily refuted, complacent dogmatism thrives, and differences of opinion are embittered by the group hostility. Each group hears not the best, but the worst, that the other group can say." Thinking 4.4 avg (7 votes)
"If, as I can't help suspecting, the dead also feel the pains of separation (and this may be one of their purgatorial sufferings), then for both lovers, and for all pairs of lovers without exception, bereavement is a universal and integral part of our experience of love." Life & Death, Love 4.3 avg (8 votes)
"If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this." Christianity 4.3 avg (15 votes)
"If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair." Truth & Lies 4.1 avg (18 votes)
"If you are really a product of a materialistic universe, how is it that you don't feel at home there?" Theology 4.2 avg (5 votes)


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